stiffness and tightness in low left part of my back

by Kevin
(Chicago, IL, USA)

I sit for a long duration of time at work, but I have no pain when I am sitting. I noticed the pain creeping into my hips when I am sitting though and I recently pulled my groin. Seems to me I am constantly in extension. I also drive 2 hours to work everyday, so I wasn't sure if all that constant sitting had something to do with it.


Sitting is a well researched big contributor to lower back pain, Kevin. Particularly with all that travelling on top of it.

Did you injure your groin playing sport? Otherwise further investigation is needed. It may be part of the back stiffness.

Start doing our lower back exercises; find them in the navigation bar on the left.

If it continues, see someone; severe back pain always starts with a history like this. Nip it in the bud now.

Think about moving closer to your work.

Dr B

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Chiropractic help Questions (Low back pain).

Did you find this page useful? Then perhaps forward it to a suffering friend. Better still, Tweet or Face Book it.

Share this page:
Enjoy this page? Then forward it to a friend. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.